The telemedicine vendor doesn't store patient data, explained founder Brandon Welch, and relies on peer-to-peer video-calling software working inside browsers to minimize potential vulnerabilities.
A recent HIMSS Nordic Community webinar – moderated by Bogi Eliasen, HIMSS Future50 and director of health at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies – addressed how Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway have enabled a sustainable human-centred health environment that influenced their crisis management during the pandemic.
The medical doctor who heads the consulting giant’s global health practice foresees AI having a huge impact in healthcare this year, and is keeping his eyes on blockchain, extended reality and quantum computing.
Ransomware, coupled with an expanded attack surface thanks to a proliferation of internet-connected medical devices, are among the top security concerns health players should be concerned about in 2020.
Additionally, a troubling new trend of attacking automatic software and firmware update systems, as highlighted in March 2019’s "Shadowhammer" attacks, is another vector for malware that can be hard to protect.